Billionaire Russian Roman Abramovich’s Yacht in New York

The biggest yacht in the world, owned by a Russian billionaire, came down the Hudson River today:

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Here’s more footage of it:

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It will be docked in New York for perhaps a month or more, establishing temporary residency. Some have speculated that the Russian billionaire’s wife is pregnant and the couple wants to give birth to a baby in the United States (to establish citizenship). If so, that would be quite a compliment, and a reminder of how attractive American citizenship still is, and the continued promise that our country represents.

People who revere the Anglo-French Enlightenment know where it still lives (whether rich, middle class, or poor).

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About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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